Wisdom Teeth Removal
What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop in the mouth, normally coming in when a patient is about 18 years old. Unfortunately, most patients do not have enough room in their mouths for their wisdom teeth to fully come in. This can result in the teeth becoming impacted, which can cause issues with infection, pain and inflammation. Wisdom teeth removal is done easily in-office and can help to prevent problems associated with these teeth.
Why would Wisdom Teeth Removal be needed?
Wisdom teeth removal is often recommended to patients who have impacted teeth and who may not have enough room for the teeth to develop fully in the mouth. Because these teeth are so far back in the mouth, it can be difficult for them to fully erupt from the gums. Even after they’ve begun to come through the gum line, they can cause inflammation and infection because they don’t have enough room to come in.
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What makes you a good candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
The extraction process is done easily and quickly in our office. We recommend patients have their wisdom teeth removed as a way to protect and preserve their natural teeth. The sooner that you have these teeth removed, the better off you’ll be and the easier the procedure will be. We take x-rays and other images prior to the surgery to ensure that we know where the wisdom teeth are and whether or not they’re near underlying nerve pathways.
What happens during Wisdom Teeth Removal?
First, we will have a consultation with you that involves images, x-rays and an exam. We then discuss sedation options with you to make the procedure comfortable and easier for you. The procedure itself involves removing the teeth fully from the mouth. Incisions may be necessary to gain access to impacted wisdom teeth. Sutures may or may not be needed depending on the actual type of extraction done. We send you home with important aftercare instructions so that the surgical sites heal properly.
If you think you may need wisdom tooth removal and want to come in for a consultation appointment, call us today and we’ll help to answer all of your questions.